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SOME ISLAND HOMEOWNERS Neighboring county’s bid to block
FACE NEW TAX TO COVER Virgin Trains nears end of the line
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer Senior Circuit Judge Harry T. Ed-
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer ration on 3.4 miles of shoreline. PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN [email protected] wards for a three-judge panel.
[email protected] St. Lucie County commission-
Commissioners rejected a Indian River County’s federal Indian River County leaders
Hutchinson Island real estate ers voted Dec. 17 to establish a proposal to create two sepa- court challenge against the Virgin will review the court order, con-
owners from Normandy Beach Municipal Services Taxing Unit rate taxing districts with 2,848 Trains USA passenger train proj- sult with their legal team and de-
to the Martin County line are covering 6,278 barrier island beachfront property owners ect may have reached the end of cide whether to take the appeal
likely to face a new property tax properties that account for about paying a higher tax rate than the the line. all the way to the U.S. Supreme
next year to pay for sand resto- 5 percent of the county’s tax base. owners of 3,430 properties over- Court, said county spokesman
The U.S. Circuit Court of Ap- Brian Sullivan.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A3 peals for the District of Columbia
last Friday agreed with the district County Commissioner Tim
court judge who threw out the Zorc said he wants to hear County
county’s complaint challenging Attorney Dylan Reingold’s anal-
the train project’s federal financial ysis of the appellate decision
and environmental approvals. before deciding whether he sup-
ports seeking high court review.
“The bottom line is that the Fi-
nal Environmental Impact State- “We’re disappointed,” Zorc
ment for the All Aboard Florida said. “We’ll review our options.
(Virgin Trains USA/Brightline) That will probably be something
project clearly complies with the we’ll have to have a discussion on;
requirements of National En- looking at what other options are
vironmental Policy Act,” wrote
CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
THE TRUNK STOPS HERE:
ST. LUCIE BANS USE OF
ELEPHANTS IN SHOWS
Water quality issues prompt plan to dredge Taylor Creek BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer
Riding circus elephants and watch-
BY GEORGE ANDREASSI | Staff Writer ing the massive mammals perform
tricks under the big top are a thing of the
St. Lucie County plans to spend
$3.5 million to dredge Taylor Creek past in St. Lucie County.
to improve vessel navigation near
marinas and protect water quality County commissioners voted unan-
in the Indian River Lagoon.
imously Dec. 17 to prohibit the use of el-
Dredging is to start this summer
around the marinas, fueling sta- ephants in traveling animal shows at the
tions and haul-out facilities, said
county Public Works Director Don county fairgrounds and in the rest of the un-
West. About 10,000 cubic yards of
sediment will be pumped out. incorporated areas.
CONTINUED ON PAGE A4 The elephant ban was part of an update of the county laws regulating
animals, traveling animal shows and animal shelter inspections outside
the Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and St. Lucie Village boundaries.
The ban is needed “to prevent the mental and physical stress and po-
tential for abuse which may result from the use of elephants to perform
St. Lucie County plans to spend $3.5 million to dredge Taylor Creek, starting in the summer. tricks which do not occur among elephants CONTINUED ON PAGE A4
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NEW ‘BEACH’ TAX $30 million and $94 million.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Money raised from the
looking the Indian River Lagoon. MSTU could be used for
“I’m not in favor of splitting the com-
dune and beach restoration,
munity,” said Commissioner Frannie
Hutchinson. “We work together and we erosion control, storm pro-
try to avoid splits.”
tection, facilities, studies
Commissioners could finalize the
MSTU tax rate and the county’s share of and legal services, records
the sand replacement costs during bud-
get meetings in July. The commissioners show.
could also scrap the MSTU.
Commissioner Chris Dz-
The county missed a chance to save
$5.5 million when several condominium adovsky said the county
associations rejected requests to allow
public beach access and parking on their could use MSTU money to
grounds, said Coastal Engineer Joshua
Revord. match state grants for re-
Increasing public access to beaches siliency projects to protect
boosts the federal government’s share of
sand restoration costs, Revord said. coastal areas and facilities
The county must pay $5 million to the from sea level rise.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by July 1,
2021, as part of the $8.3 million local “My fear is not having a
share for a $22.8 million sand resto-
ration project set to start that summer, funding source available
to assist,” Dzadovsky said.
The local share would have been $2.8
million if the Princess, Empress, Miramar “That beach is going away
and Turtle Reef Club condo associations
had agreed to provide public beach access fast.”
and parking, Revord said.
The Miramar condominiums. Harvey Alligood, a board
member of the President’s
PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN Council of Hutchinson Is-
“It looks like we fell flat on that effort,” That money could be used to finance the land, said the group believes the beach
Revord told the commissioners. “There’s
some hesitation to be the sacrificial lamb $5 million payment to the Army Corps, if tax should cover “an area as large possible
to provide those (easements) in the key
spots where we needed them.” voters approve a bond referendum. and share the pain as broadly as possible
The county may try to buy more beach- The Army Corps is paying $8.8 million because the beach is economically im-
front land for public access in the future,
Revord said. and the state is paying $6 million for that portant to everyone and it’s really every-
Commissioners could combine reve- project, which is to be completed in April one’s park.”
nue from the MSTU and the general fund
to raise $1 million per year, officials said. 2022, records show. Sea turtle nesting sea- “We view the beach parks to be the
son starts May 1. most valuable and the most important
St. Lucie County faces two more beach an the most enjoyed and what sets our
restoration projects in the next 50 years that communities – even for those in the west
are expected to cost somewhere between – apart from the others,” Alligood said.
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VIRGIN TRAINS USA CIRCUS ELEPHANT BAN
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1
out there.” A Virgin Trains spokesman, Mi- 30-month-long project includes impact County is not required to reimburse VTU- living in the wild,” the ordinance says.
chael Hicks, acknowledged the court victo- driving of sheet pile wall elements. SA and Florida East Coast Railway for the It would also prevent “the potential
ry but declined to comment on the ruling construction and maintenance of railroad
or what it means for the project. VTUSA started service between West crossings for higher-speed trains. harm which may result to the public
Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in January as a result of the elephant’s response
A loss at the federal appellate level is 2018 and added Miami that May. By the end FECR is leasing tracks to VTUSA between to such stress and abuse,” the ordi-
frequently tantamount to losing a case be- of 2022, VTUSA plans to run 34 passenger Miami and Cocoa. Virgin Trains is building nance says.
cause the U.S. Supreme Court reviews so trains per day between Orlando and Miami. new tracks along State Road 528/Beachline
few appeals. Expressway from Cocoa to Orlando Inter- St. Lucie County enacted the ordi-
Still pending is the county’s state law- national Airport. nance about 13 months after Garden
Just 100-to-150 of 7,000 appeals submit- suit asking a judge to declare Indian River Brother Circus removed Asian ele-
ted annually are chosen by the high court, phants Bunny and Libby from its shows
its webpage says. at the county fairgrounds to comply
with contract requirements.
Indian River County has spent nearly $4
million on court cases challenging various A representative of the People for
aspects of the passenger rail project origi- the Ethical Treatment of Animals had
nally called All Aboard Florida and later re- claimed the circus failed to obtain the
branded Brightline and Virgin Trains USA. required permits 60 days in advance of
the traveling animals shows.
The death knell for the federal court
challenge could mark the end of hopes to The updated ordinance reduces the
block Virgin Trains’ $2.4 billion construc- permit application period to 30 days
tion of higher-speed passenger rail tracks from 60 days to reflect the fact that
from Orlando to West Palm Beach. veterinary certificates are valid for
only 30 days.
Railroad construction crews worked
along the tracks in Sebastian this month Another new provision enables the
between the Roseland Road railroad cross- fairgrounds to obtain a single annu-
ing and the 93-year-old St. Sebastian River al permit for all its traveling animal
Railroad Bridge. shows, records show.
VTUSA plans to start construction on a Garden Brothers Circus also fea-
new 1,625-foot-long railroad bridge across tured Cossack horse riders, a comedy
the St. Sebastian River starting in 2020. The act with dogs and clowns, and rides on
camels and ponies.
TAYLOR CREEK beds within the Indian River Lagoon.” iment to dry out enough to be trucked to a
County commissioners voted unani- spoil disposal site, West said. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey
CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Circus stopped using elephants in 2016
mously on Dec. 17 to accept a $585,210 Flori- St. Lucie County last dredged Taylor Creek in response to public outcry about the
“The marina operators have reported da Department of Environmental Protection in 2004, spending $3.5 million to remove treatment of the 5-to-7-ton animals
shoaling problems that have caused some grant to pay for the design, permitting and 100,000 cubic yards of sediment and truck it from Asia and Africa.
deep draft vessels to run aground during low dredging of the critical shoal areas near the to the county land fill, West said. That project
tide levels,” West said in an email response to marinas. No county match was required, re- provided the basis for the estimates for the County spokesman Erick Gil said the
questions about the project. cords show. upcoming dredging, West said. idea for the elephant ban arose from the
world-famous circus forsaking one of its
Removing another 100,000 cubic yards The timing of the dredging of the entire Taylor Creek is a major stormwater drain- signature acts, not PETA’s activism.
of muck from the Taylor Creek navigation Taylor Creek navigation channel depends age facility for northeast St. Lucie County, re-
channel between U.S. 1 and the Intracoastal on when the county can secure more grant cords show. The Indian River Lagoon is one “Our commissioners felt that we
Waterway will prevent sediments from flow- money, West said. The earliest the project of the most biologically diverse estuaries in need to amend our policy to prohib-
ing into the Indian River Lagoon, West said. could begin is summer 2021. North America. it elephants because it was the right
thing to do,” Gill said. “PETA was not
“The plume of turbid water is visually ev- The channel will be restored to its design The Intracoastal Waterway, which runs involved in that decision.”
ident flowing out of Taylor Creek during ebb depth of 14 feet below sea level from the cur- through the heart of the lagoon on the
tide,” West said. rent 7 feet below sea level, West said. Treasure Coast, is a federal transportation So far, no circuses are booked at
facility maintained by the U.S. Army Corps the fairgrounds in 2020, Gill said, but
“Muck sediments can migrate from the It will take about a month to pump the of Engineers and Florida Inland Navigation at least one circus has inquired about
creek and cover the seagrass beds and oyster muck from the channel into a management District. available dates.
area and another eight months for the sed-
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2 more outdoor rec options available for kids over winter break
BY DEBBIE CARSON | Staff Writer Playing fields at West Gate K-8 school. PHOTO: LINDA KLOORFAIN Along with recreation-gap identification,
[email protected] Keen said the two staffs had to figure out
payers the biggest bang for their proverbial Still, the school campuses are not wide- what would be cost-effective and simple in
Winter break is in full swing, and by now buck. Opening up taxpayer-funded spaces, open for public use, only specific areas, such terms of securing the general school cam-
some kids may already be tired of their new- such as schools, has been one way of meet- as the outdoor playing fields, basketball pus while allowing public access to the rec-
est gadgets and toys from Christmas and ing that directive. “The taxpayers only have courts and playgrounds. “It’s critically im- reational spaces.
looking for something else to do. Maybe it’s to pay once,” Sanders said. portant everyone realize” they cannot open
time to get outside and into the fresh air. the entire campus to the public, Keen said. For West Gate and Manatee Academy, all
The district and city partnered on this en- that was needed was a bit of signage, Sand-
“It’s beneficial for the human spirit,” As- deavor initially in December 2017, opening The city and district have worked to iden- ers said.
sistant Director of Port St. Lucie Parks and up first Bayshore and then Southern Oaks. tify areas not well-served with public parks
Recreation Brad Keen said. The agencies have had a long-term mutual and then find appropriate schools to help The school spaces are open to the pub-
use agreement that allows both to use each fill the gap. That’s how the two St. Lucie West lic during daylight hours after school, until
With the expansion of an existing part- other’s facilities for various purposes. schools were selected, according to Keen. sunset. Schools with after-care programs
nership between the city and St. Lucie Pub- such as the Boys and Girls Club, however, are
lic Schools, there are two more areas where only open on weekends and holidays.
residents can go outside and run around,
shoot a basketball and play on the jungle During winter break, Keen said he ex-
gym: West Gate K-8 and Manatee Academy pects Parks and Recreation staff to have the
K-8, both in St. Lucie West, are now open schools’ rec space open around 8 a.m. dai-
for public use when school’s not in session. ly. But he cautioned that staff is limited on
They join Bayshore Elementary in Bayshore weekends and has to open other city facili-
Heights and Southern Oaks Middle School ties as well. He urged school-goers to have
in St. Lucie North. patience if the fields aren’t open on time.
Keen said the plan has been to open as Keen added that all rules that apply to city
many recreational spaces as possible within parks apply to school facilities – including
neighborhoods, places children can easily no drugs and alcohol, no pets, and those
walk to without having to rely on a parent to who misbehave or are otherwise disruptive
take them. “Having these spaces is import- could be trespassed.
ant,” he said.
For both Keen and Sanders, the partner-
Marty Sanders, the district’s director of ship is about providing taxpayers more rec-
Growth Management, Land Acquisition and reational opportunities without increasing
Inter-Governmental Relations, concurred. costs and encouraging more and more peo-
ple to get outside and getting active.
The district’s leadership has previously
tasked staff with finding ways to give tax- “Everybody wins here,” Keen said.
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NEW, STRICTER RULES FOR IN LOVING MEMORY
SEA TROUT FISHING ON WAY
CHARLES W. GEIGER, 93 er at Dr. Ronald E. McNair Academic High
BY SUE COCKING | Staff Writer stricter measures. St. Lucie West School in Jersey City, N.J., until he retired
“Myself and many of my guide in 2003.
Starting Feb. 1, recreational anglers Charles William (Bill) Geiger, 93, of St.
and commercial fishers throughout friends and fishing buddies all agree Lucie West in Port St. Lucie, passed away Affectionately referred to as “Señor”
east-central Florida will face tighter re- to the two-fish-per-angler limit; 15-19 Dec. 13. Bill was born in Wildwood, N.J., both by his students and faculty alike, he
strictions for catching spotted sea trout. inches max, with one over 19 inches on July 22, 1926, to William Geisenberger taught Honors and Advance Placement
per boat,” Fafeita wrote in an email to and Amalie Redmer. courses in Spanish. He also taught cours-
One of the most important inshore this reporter. “Trout are in serious shape es in Advanced Placement Spanish liter-
species in Florida, sea trout stocks are number-wise. No seagrasses in most of After graduating from high school, he ature. Always passionate about making
down nearly everywhere, including the served in the U.S. Army, where he fought a difference in the lives of his students,
Indian River Lagoon, according to the the lagoon and that’s where they live, as in Germany and earned a Army of Occu- he was the faculty advisor to the Spanish
latest stock assessment by the Florida you know.” pation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Club, Yearbook Committee and numerous
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Com- World War II Victory Medal. high school student educational trips to
mission’s Fish & Wildlife Research In- But local marine scientist Dr. Grant Europe.
stitute. Fisheries biologists blame loss Gilmore called the regulations a waste After he was discharged, he attended
of important seagrass habitat, wors- of time. two years of college at Glassboro State A world traveler himself, his journeys
ening water quality, and harmful algae Teachers College and two years at Ryder included Russia, Finland, Germany, Mo-
blooms for the decline. “The fishery regs do not matter when College, where he earned his Bachelor’s rocco, Spain, United Kingdom, Mexico,
the fish are disappearing with decline Degree. Portugal, Italy, Bermuda, St. Thomas, St.
After more than a year of conducting in habitat and water quality,” Gilmore Croix, St. Johns, Martinique, Estonia, Ven-
research and holding public workshops wrote in an email. “Until the state does After graduating college, he went to ezuela, Dominican Republic, Nassau and
around Florida, the wildlife commis- something about that, the new regula- work at Aetna Insurance in Philadelphia, Granada.
sion voted unanimously last Thursday tions are a waste of time.” where he met his future wife, Nancy John-
to implement new sea trout rules for son. They had three children together, Julio is survived by his friend Carlos
2020. For the Indian River Lagoon, that Robert Geiger, James Geiger (Elizabeth), Hernandez; his daughter, Raquel (Peb-
means reducing the daily recreational Linda Courtney (James). bles) Farrell (husband, Steven); his sister,
bag limit from four fish to two per per- Elenia Amalbert; and his “granddog” Riley.
son; prohibiting charter captains from In 1985, he married Jo Anne Florence,
being included in the bag limit; reduc- whose children, David Florence, Carol ALICE ANDERSON, 60
ing commercial trip limits to a maxi- Florence and Karen MacNamee, became Port St. Lucie
mum of 100 fish per vessel per day; and his beloved step-children.
closing the fishery in November and Alice Anderson, 60, of Port St. Lucie
December. Bill’s favorite pastimes were fishing passed away Dec. 17. She was born Dec. 8,
with his dog, antiquing, refinishing furni- 1959, in Norwich, Conn., to the late Don-
During workshops held earlier this ture and attending church with Jo Anne. ald and Reubena Worthington.
year, that east-central anglers partici-
pated in, some favored leaving current Survivors include adult children and Alice met Christopher Anderson while
regulations in place, while others called grandchildren, William and Sarah Gei- he was serving in the United States Mili-
for a complete closure of the sea trout ger, McKenzie Geiger, Caitlin MacNamee tary. Together they moved to Christopher’s
fishery to allow fish and habitat recov- (Victor) and Nicole MacNamee. hometown in Arizona where they began
ery. “It’s really a compromise,” Krista their family.
Shipley of the division of marine fisher- JULIO AMALBERT, 78
ies management told commissioners of Port St. Lucie In 1997 Alice, along with her family, set-
the new rules. tled down in Port St. Lucie.
Julio Amalbert, 78, of Port St. Lucie
Captain Paul Fafeita, a fishing guide passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10. He was Alice was known as a mom to many and
and president of the Treasure Coast born July 1941 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, to dedicated her life to her family.
chapter of CCA-Florida, supports the the late Julio and Fidelina Amalbert.
She is survived by her children, Monica
COPS: ‘POPEYE’S’ SUSPECT IN CUSTODY Julio graduated from New Jersey City Sulzer (Keith), Valerie Reitz-Mercier (Dan-
University in 1976 and received a B.A. de- iel) and Garrett Anderson (Randeshia);
gree in Secondary Education. Before relo- grandchildren, Isaac, Landin, Allison,
cating to Port St. Lucie in 2013, he resided Nicholas, Zoey and Zander; and siblings,
in Northern New Jersey for most of his life. Howard, Mark, Susan, Joyce, Irene, Don-
ald Jr., Claire and Daniel.
Julio was a high school Spanish teach-
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TAKE HEED: 7 COMMON WARNING SIGNS FOR HEART ATTACKS
BY FRED CICETTI begin and before the victim gets to a the form of pain or pressure. Some experi- Angina pectoris is the medical term for
hospital. ence a squeezing or feeling of fullness. chest pain or discomfort usually caused
Q. If you think you’re having a heart at- by coronary artery disease. Angina (pro-
tack, should you take aspirin? How do you know if you’re having a heart 2. Pain in shoulders, arms, back, upper nounced “an-JI-nuh” or “AN-juh-nuh”) is
attack? Here are seven common warning abdomen, neck and jaw. not a heart attack. However, there’s a higher
THE HEALTHY SENIOR signs: risk of a heart attack if you have angina.
3. Shortness of breath.
[Heart attack is a subject too vast for one 1. Most heart attacks involve discomfort 4. Cold sweat. It is often difficult to tell the difference be-
column. We’ll need three. This is the first in- in the center of the chest that lasts more 5. Nausea. tween a heart attack and angina. If you get
stallment.] than a few minutes. It may pause for a while 6. Lightheadedness. angina, you should get medical attention
and then restart. The discomfort can be in 7. Anxiety.
A blood clot in a coronary artery nar-
rowed by cholesterol and other substances
is the usual cause of a heart attack. Aspirin
keeps blood moving through constricted ar-
teries. Therefore, paramedics may give aspi-
rin when they respond to an emergency to
treat a heart-attack victim.
Aspirin reduces mortality from heart at-
tacks. But taking aspirin is a subject you
should discuss with your doctor. Aspirin
could hurt you if your symptoms are caused
by a different health problem.
Doctors call a heart attack a “myocardi-
al infarction.” Loosely translated, the term
means heart-muscle death. The clogged ar-
tery prevents oxygenated blood from nour-
ishing the heart. This can lead to pain, the
death of heart cells, scar tissue and fatal ar-
About 1.1 million Americans have a heart
attack every year. About 460,000 of those
heart attacks are fatal. About half the fatal-
ities happen within an hour after symptoms
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immediately. Exertion brings on angina. It’s ever, most heart attacks build gradually over after the onset of an attack. sic plan in place could save time and a life.
usually relieved by resting or taking angina several hours. Many heart-attack victims If emergency medical services are not Map out your steps if an attack happened at
medicine. have symptoms days or weeks in advance. home or at work. For example, decide who
available, ask someone to drive you to the would care for any dependents. And dis-
A heart attack can happen anytime – If you think you’re having a heart at- hospital. You shouldn’t drive yourself, unless cussing aspirin with your doctor in advance
during exertion or at rest. Some heart at- tack, call 911 immediately. There are drugs you have no other choice. will give you a clear course of action if you
tacks are like the ones you see in films and that break up clots and open arteries; they have a heart attack.
on stage; they’re sudden and dramatic. How- work best when given within the first hour While it may seem macabre, planning
for a heart attack is intelligent. Having a ba-
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Meticulously maintained seasonal home, 2 bdr., 2 bath, 2 cg villa This spectacular home features 3 bdr, 5.1 baths + den (can This beautiful updated home features 4 bd, 4.5 baths & 3 cg. Interior features include Large corner 2 story townhouse in heart of Tradition. 1st floor features kitchen
featuring upgraded kitchen with granite countertops, cherry cabinets easily be converted to 4th bdr), 2 cg + golf cart garage, fire place with built-ins; gourmet kitchen w/bar, center island, SS appliances including w/42” cabinets & Corian counter tops, half bath, kitchen, living room, dining
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door in master bath. Impact glass windows & doors & custom pool central vac, 24” marble flooring, whole house generator, lg Exterior boasts circular driveway, screened lanai, outdoor kitchen & plenty of room for this townhouse is in walking distance to Tradition Square, restaurant and shops!
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8928 One Putt Place in Kingsmill in PGA Village: 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom, 2,666-square-foot pool home
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Light’s fantastic in well-appointed Kingsmill home
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Columnist
I love it when a house is set back from
the street. It somehow gives it substance
and is, of course, more private, as well.
The house at 8928 One Putt Place, in the
Kingsmill section of PGA Village, is nice-
ly set back, with trees and landscaping to
flank the longer drive. That drive, by the
way, has a turning area, which is so nice if
you are one of those people, like me, who
hates backing out into the street. The front
door sits under an archway and between
columns for an elegant look.
When you step inside, the house literally
lights up with natural light from the doors
and windows. The volume ceilings only
add to the air of spaciousness and open-
ness. There is a formal dining room (15
feet by 10 feet) and a generous living room
(25-by-12) that leads right to the pool area
beyond. The kitchen (15-6-by-11) is adja-
cent and has upgraded cabinetry, granite
countertops and stainless-steel applianc-
es. The den (13-by-11) is actually a room
you’d like to spend time in, with the wood
floors adding warmth and the window let-
ting in natural light. It could easily be an
office or crafts room as well as a den; you
may have to fight over its use!
The master suite begins, of course, with
This Week’s the master bedroom, a generous 17-by-14, rooms (13-by-12 and 12-by-12) and an ad-
with views of the pool and beyond, and a ditional full bath, as well as a half bath.
FEATURED NEW LISTING beautiful volume ceiling and decorative
molding. There are two walk-in closets and Outside, there is a covered patio and a
PGA VILLAGE a striking master bath. I like the arrange- screened patio as well as an in-ground,
ment of separate vanities with the tub built salt chlorination pool. It’s a perfect place to
in between and a separate shower. I think relax in the morning with a cup of coffee
it’s an elegant look. I also like the glass black or take a swim before breakfast. Of course,
windows for privacy; I think they add inter- you can also make the short walk to the Is-
est, as well. There are two additional bed- land Club and use that pool, play tennis,
have a workout in the exercise room, get a
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book from the well-stocked library or just molding throughout, porcelain tile in the FEATURES FOR 8928 ONE PUTT PLACE
relax with friends. You have the wonder- main living areas and wood floors in the
ful options of being with people when you den. This one-owner home has been gently Neighborhood: Kingsmill in PGA Village
want and having a lovely place to retreat to lived in and well-maintained. Its location in Year built: 2002 Construction: CBS
when you just want to relax on your own. the Kingsmill neighborhood puts it close to
the south gate and a short walk to the Island Square footage: 2,666 sq. ft. Total square footage: 5,005
Linda MacCormack, agent for Lang Real- Club and all of its amenities.” Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 2.5
ty, said that this Kolter home is terrific inside Flooring: carpet, tile, wood
and out. This house has a lot of custom features
that make it special and the presence of so Security: manned gate, security patrol, owner system
“This pool home has expansive water much natural light and openness makes it Additional features: golf and water views, in-ground pool
and golf views,” she said. “Special features a place you’d love to come home to. Come
include high soaring ceilings and lots of and have a look and make it your own. with salt chlorination, blinds, drapes, 2+ garage spaces,
natural light, upgraded cabinets, crown air conditioner and water heater replaced in 2014,
furniture negotiable, built-in shelves
Community amenities: billiards, clubhouse, exercise room,
library, pickleball, pool, tennis
Listing brokerage: Lang Realty
Listing agent: Linda MacCormack, 772-812-0469
Listing price: $494,900
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TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
TOP SALES OF THE WEEK
Sixteen single-family residences and lots changed hands last week in Tradition and St. Lucie
West (some shown below).
The top sale of the week was the residence at 941 SW Grand Reserves Boulevard. First listed in
November for $419,000, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home sold for $393,000 on Dec. 20.
Representing the seller in the transaction was agent Liliam Detore, P.A. of Coldwell Banker/ Res.
Real Estate. Representing the buyer was agent Monica Quinn of Florida-Keys-Properties.com.
SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENCES AND LOTS
TOWN ADDRESS LISTED ASKING PRICE SOLD
PORT SAINT LUCIE 941 SW GRAND RESERVES BOULEVARD 11/8/2019 $419,900 12/20/2019 $365,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7603 GREENBRIER CIRCLE 9/15/2019 $374,900 12/17/2019 $322,900
PORT SAINT LUCIE 1218 SW PARADISE COVE 11/5/2019 $322,900 12/18/2019 $318,240
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5773 CLEBURN DRIVE 12/16/2019 $318,240 12/17/2019 $304,690
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11459 SW LAKE PARK DRIVE 4/18/2019 $319,690 12/16/2019 $286,250
PORT SAINT LUCIE 19010 SW POSITANO WAY 10/9/2019 $339,500 12/16/2019 $257,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 5833 NW COOSA DRIVE 10/21/2019 $259,900 12/18/2019 $255,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 7044 TORREY PINES CIRCLE 10/11/2019 $269,900 12/16/2019 $245,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 566 SW SAINT KITTS COVE 2/8/2019 $319,900 12/16/2019 $227,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 8292 NW GREENBANK CIRCLE 251 10/16/2019 $250,680 12/19/2019 $223,450
PORT SAINT LUCIE 11440 SW PEMBROKE DRIVE 10/2/2019 $229,900 12/18/2019 $217,500
PORT SAINT LUCIE 9825 SW EASTBROOK CIRCLE 10/15/2019 $227,500 12/18/2019 $200,000
PORT SAINT LUCIE 619 SW TREASURE COVE 4/30/2019 $219,888 12/16/2019
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HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP RECENT TRADITION AND ST. LUCIE WEST REAL ESTATE SALES
7603 Greenbrier Circle, Port Saint Lucie 1218 SW Paradise Cove, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 9/15/2019 Listing Date: 11/5/2019
Original Price: $374,900 Original Price: $322,900
Sold: 12/17/2019 Sold: 12/18/2019
Selling Price: $365,000 Selling Price: $322,900
Listing Agent: Sheryl Pina Listing Agent: Patricia Omeara
Selling Agent: Coldwell Banker Paradise Selling Agent: Century 21 Silva & Associates
Douglas Rooks Jennifer Eggeling
Century 21 All Professional RE/MAX 100 Riverside Inc
5773 Cleburn Drive, Port Saint Lucie 11459 SW Lake Park Drive, Port Saint Lucie
Listing Date: 12/16/2019 Listing Date: 4/18/2019
Original Price: $318,240 Original Price: $319,690
Sold: 12/17/2019 Sold: 12/16/2019
Selling Price: $318,240 Selling Price: $304,690
Listing Agent: Renee Normandy-Shane Listing Agent: Lisa Crovato
Selling Agent: Keller Williams Realty Selling Agent: The Keyes Company
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Great location - Nice - Neat - Blean - Tile through out - Nice kitchen - Garage - Spacious
New construction 2261 sf under a/c w/ lots of upgrades. Conveniently located to major highways, WPB Airport, screened porch - Fenced backyard. 2 Bedrooms with 1.5 Bathrooms. No pets..
shops & restaurants. 4 Bedrooms, 2 bathroom, Oversized 2 car garage, Spacious laundry w/tub & cabinets. Rental Price: $1,350/MONTH
Open floor plan. Impact windows & doors, 42’’ soft close kitchen cabinets, Granite counters, Frigidaire stainless
appliances, Wood look ceramic tile thru out, Upgraded Master bathroom w/ Granite counters, tiles, Huge separate
shower, Dual sink, his/her walk-in closets, Upgraded lighting & plumbing fixtures, 10’’ ceilings and 8’’ design doors.
Master bedroom and bedroom # 2 has sliders to patio/backyard. Offered at $309,000.
548 SW BUSWELL AVENUE, PORT SAINT LUCIE NEW PRICE
BACK ON THE MARKET
6044 NW CULLEN WAY, PORT SAINT LUCIE
Move-in ready pool home. Kitchen cabinets, backsplash and countertops are attractive and
neutral. Kitchen W/pantry. Newer sliding door in dining room, newer front exterior door. Welcome home, this is a must see, meticulously maintained Townhouse in the beautiful St. Andrews
Townhouses. Upgrades are ENDLESS, granite counters & backsplash, stainless appliances & walk in
Tiled throughout. Enclosed patio and pergola for outdoor dining. Pool has large deck area &
safety fence. Fenced yard. Split floor plan. Accordion shutters. Close to St. Lucie West for pantry. Granite bathroom counters, upgraded 1X2 tile throughout, 42’’ wood cabinets, 6ft tub in
shopping, medical, restaurants, recreation and so much more. Offered at $214,000. M/Bath, extended front entry, extended back patio with pavers that overlooks the canal, and nature
trails. Laundry room has additional shelving and a sink. All closets have additional racks for storage.
Still under Builder warranty. Now offered at $294,000
NEW PRICE 7314 MARSH TERRACE, PORT SAINT LUCIE
OVER $40,000 IN UPGRADES
889 SW COLLEGE PARK ROAD, PORT SAINT LUCIE
Over $40,000 in upgrades. Beautifully updated home in PGA Village. Lakefront CBS home
Great opportunity! Pool home. Gatlin area, 3 bedroom /2.5 Bathroom & 2 Car garage, w/ 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car. NEW ROOF, new porcelain tile floors thru out, new paint, new
screened swimming pool, fenced yard, cbs & built in 1999. Carpet was removed in most kitchen SS appliances, new whole house generator and much more. Ready to move into.
Living area of 2200+ sq ft. includes a finished Sunroom. Offered at $399,000.
parts of the home so buyer can put their choice of flooring.
Now offered at $239,000
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IN ‘FORBIDDEN B’WAY’ gigs in Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties – also includes Brian Wise on lead guitar,
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1 “Forbidden Broadway.”
The name itself makes you
want to check it out, right? Well,
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day, Dec. 27-31, when the Kravis
presents “Forbidden Broadway:
The Next Generation.” Over the
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dist Gerard Alessandrini’s (most-
ly) affectionate satirical revues of
musical theater have delighted
audiences with a love of and a
reasonable familiarity with the
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since 2014, according to timeout.
com, Alessandrini takes fresh aim
at Broadway’s newcomers. “Lam-
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Zellweger in ‘Judy’ are highlights
of the evening, thanks to series vet
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with Julie Andrews, in a clever
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pins Returns’ “The Place Where
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TUNE IN TO SUNRISE SHOW AS DAVIDS CHANNELS WHITNEY HOUSTON
BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Belinda Davids. PHOTO COURTESY OF SHOWTIME AUSTRALIA Moment in Time.’”
[email protected] Whitney Houston is so beloved by so
received a standing ovation. In 2013, she was I Know” and “I’m Every Woman,” to movie
Belinda Davids was born in Port Eliz- selected by the production company Show- favorites like “Queen of the Night” and the many for her music and beyond that.
abeth, South Africa, and began singing time Australia to appear in “The Greatest ballads “Didn’t We Almost Have it All,” “One “I think it comes down to being relatable,”
as a child. When she was 8, she heard Love of All.” Davids said that the show often Moment in Time” and “I Will Always Love
the recording of Teddy Pendergrass and surprises people. You.” She is on stage all the time through the Davids said. “She was a star, an incredible
Whitney Houston singing “Hold Me.” It 21 songs that make up the show. singer and an amazing performer. I watched
changed her life. “We bring our absolute best,” she said. videos and as much so (the audience) loved
“It’s literally a replica of what she did in con- I asked Davids if she had a favorite the star, they could relate to the simple Whit-
“I was an 8-year-old and you don’t know cert. There are dances, video montages and Houston song and she said there were no ney. They love every bit of her. She was hum-
what you’re going to do with your life,” she LED screens. We have replicas of her legend- favorites, but songs that touch her at differ- ble and it came through.”
said. “I knew I wanted to sing but (then) I ary costumes. There are four dancers and a ent times.
knew I wanted to sing like her. There was a full live band.” Davids said that in the beginning, taking
purity in her voice I wanted to have. She was “There are moments where I enjoy one on 21 songs and such a beloved person was
17, and at 17 her technique was not as strong Davids said that the show is completely over the other,” she said, “Lately, it’s been a challenge. “I was excited at first,” she said.
but there was this clarity and purity.” Whitney Houston, with pop songs from “I ‘The Greatest Love,’ because that was the “I thought, ‘I get to do it fully and step into it.’
Wanna Dance with Somebody,” to “How Will first one I performed. Sometimes it’s ‘One Then I got scared. It was so much. I’d have to
Belinda Davids pays tribute to Whitney sing 21 songs perfectly and dance and pay
Houston at Fort Pierce’s Sunrise Theatre Jan. homage to the best of my ability. I remem-
24 when she headlines “The Greatest Love ber my first show. I had nothing. I had been
of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston.” She singing full voice with no time to rest, and
spoke recently from Australia about her ca- on show day I had no voice and still I sang.
reer, which has taken her around the world, I didn’t expect the show to do anything and
and about this role, the role of her life. now we’re here.”
Davids performed all over South Afri- You have to think that Whitney Houston
ca, appearing in cabarets and hotels. She would be proud and humble that her music
opened for international acts touring the lives on.
country, including Michael Jackson’s His-
tory Tour and the Temptations. When she The Sunrise Theatre, 117 S. Second St., Fort
performed “I Will Always Love You” in Pierce, presents “The Greatest Love of All: A
Hong Kong, the audience asked her to sing Tribute to Whitney Houston,” Jan. 24. Call
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kids to NewYork to see 11 Broadway shows in COMING UP dience this Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Vero Beach’s Riverside Theatre this Friday
a week. It’s the 30th year he’s done it. They’ll Dec. 27, 28 or 29, for the Barn’s New Year’s and Saturday, Dec. 27-28, with the final
musical extravaganza, Nicky Wood’s “On Howl at the Moon Experience live request
see everything from “Beetlejuice to “To Kill a CONTINUED FROM PAGE B1 Broadway: Then and Now.” This fast- show of the year and, outside under the
paced show promises to deliver some of oaks, free live music and the always ter-
Mockingbird.” the most memorable moments in musi- rific full bar and grill at Live in the Loop.
cal theatre, by a company of international Inside at the Howl, setting their dueling
“This is one of the highlights of my job,” looks at “Moulin Rouge,” the all-Yiddish performers who have jetted “Tampa to 88s on fire while challenging you to sug-
Tuscany, Boston to Barcelona, Chicago gest a (legit) number they can’t play (and
he said. “I have kids who have graduated “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Hadestown,” this to Spain and now to the Barn Theatre,” lots of luck with that), will be Katie Pinder
where they will take the audience on a Brown and Ken Gustafson, along with a
who have seen 30 shows on Broadway by the season’s dark “Oklahoma!” revival, “Dear “race through time to meet the brightest “Special Guest Drummer.” Meanwhile, at
stars of yesterday, today and tomorrow.” Friday’s Live in the Loop, the dance party
time they’ve graduated.” Evan Hansen,” “Tootsie,” “Beetlejuice,” Wood co-stars with his real-life partner, band Ladies of Soul will bring their kickin’
Michelle Spreadbury. Curtain: Friday, 8 brand of Motown and R&B. On Saturday
In addition to the flying challenge, pre- “Frozen” and a whole new generation p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, it’ll be Second Wind, taking the stage with
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“The chimney sweeps tap dance. A lot of laughs. Curtain: Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Satur-
the students dance as we have a program day, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30
on campus, but not tap. This show has two p.m.; Monday, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday (aka
little children. Out of a cast of 50, six are New Year’s Eve), 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tick-
middle and elementary school kids. The ets: start at $39. 561-832-7469.
costuming is crazy. There is the world of the
Banks family and the magical numbers like 2 Stuart’s Barn Theatre advises you to
‘Supercalifragelistic.’ Everyone has a lot of “buckle your seatbelts for a high-
different numbers and the costumes are all speed taste of the Big Apple.” Which is
over the map in complexity. We also have a very good advice when you join the au-
20-piece orchestra. That has to be coordinat-
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BY SHELLEY KOPPEL | Staff Writer Tito Puente Jr. PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE LYRIC THEATRE
the great Latin singer, who was his god- “This time, I’m going to go down a differ-
If you wake up with a toothache, the mother. ent avenue, with Latin jazz arrangements,”
very best person to interview is Tito Puente he said. “It’s what my father presented in
Jr. He is so full of joy that talking to him “She had such a beautiful and incom- the late 1980s. I have really good musicians
makes everything better, and that includes parable voice,” he said. “She was a classic and I’m excited to come back. I love the
a post-interview trip to the dentist. singer and not a diva. You can relate to her fans. They come from Stuart and Port St.
humble beginnings. She was brought to Lucie and Orlando. I wish they would build
Puente returns to Stuart’s Lyric The- New York by my father and seeing her was a dance floor. I hope for great fans and new
atre Jan. 18 and he talked about the past amazing as a young percussion player. I ones from a new generation. I’m looking
and the future, which includes never-be- am so glad I got that opportunity.” forward to bringing mambo to Stuart.”
fore-released recordings by his late father. I
asked him if the joy he radiates comes from Puente said that so much of him em- And what of his future plans?
the music or something inside. braces his father, from his mannerisms “It’s been a beautiful ride and I’m very
and the way he talks and looks, to his hair proud of the legacy,” he said. “People want
“I think it’s probably both,” he said. “My follicles, which are starting to whiten like new music that’s school related. To do a bio
father brought a lot of joy and it has to do his father’s. As he gets older, he embraces or movie would be unbelievable. The story
with the music, but also from his upbring- the likenesses more and more. needs to be told.”
ing. He grew up in New York from humble
beginnings in Spanish Harlem, but mambo “We had almost parallel lives,” he said. Tito Puente Jr. comes to the Lyric Theatre,
music is happiness. It will get you on your “We both had two children and my father 59 SW Flagler Ave., Stuart, Jan. 18. Call 772-
feet. It was the personality my father in- (also) had children later in life.” 286-7827 or visit www.lyrictheatre.com.
stilled in me and the music he loved.”
Puente, a perennial Lyric visitor, loves
The son was raised in suburban New the theater.
York, in circumstances very different from
his father, but he toured with the elder Pu-
ente during his later teens and early 20s. In
music, he said, it’s not “location, location,
“I don’t believe it has much to do with
location or environment,” he said. “Music
transcends language and culture. Music
is the language that brings people togeth-
er. I’ve taken all my father’s … taught me.
I still learn from the music. The music
industry has changed and I am glad I got
the opportunity to have his mentoring. I
learned so much through his music and
his arrangements written over 60 years
ago. They sound refreshing and new. I tell
my son, now 11, that his career will thrive
if he plays his grandfather’s music. People
come to see music that thrives. And there
is longevity to his music. As I get older, and
I’m pushing 50, I didn’t think I’d play Tito
Puente music, but the music has pushed
me along and tells me how to be a better
person. There’s so much music that hasn’t
I asked Puente about the late Celia Cruz,
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BY PAM HARBAUGH | Correspondent BABCEIGOEH’TSHESMLOEPVEAIENSNNUOGNOOANFL
Celebration marks the upcoming sea- the musicians’ time. I don’t want to play deliberate choice, but instead was about David Amado.
son of the Atlantic Classical Orchestra. a five-minute overture which will use a getting the best musician for the concert.
ACO conductor and music director David musician who is not used for the rest of They just all happen to be women. FILE PHOTO COURTESY OF JOE DEL TUFO
Amado has created a program filled with the concert. And I have to balance the
glee to celebrate two milestones – the soloists’ availability. If a soloist wants to And, one of the composers is a woman do. “His piece bridges the gap between
30th anniversary of the ACO and the 250th play something else, then it’s back to the – Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-win- tango music and the concert hall of his
birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven. drawing board. It’s a lumpy and inelegant ner Jennifer Higdon, whose celebrated native Argentina. You hear the influence
process, but it happens.” work “Dance Card” will be performed in of tango. You also hear his virtuosity as a
Beginning Jan. 7, the season compris- the Masterworks II program. composer of concert hall music. It’s fun to
es a great range of compositions; from The orchestra is made up of statewide listen to.”
classical icons and inventive new works professional musicians who receive the “It’s a wonderful piece; a very energized
to pieces combining dance and rarely music and initially practice and learn their piece that celebrates the nature of playing In addition to the Masterwork Series,
featured instruments. Each Masterworks parts on their own. They then have four music with one another,” says Amado. the ACO has a three-concert Chamber
concert includes one piece by Beethoven. group rehearsals prior to the concerts. “A big point is a reliance on the baroque Music Series which performs at the Vero
form and content dressed up in 20th cen- Beach Museum of Art.
“It’s a unique and great year,” says Ama- The 2020 season begins, fittingly, with tury garb. It gives the piece a very partic-
do. “I felt like I wouldn’t be doing anyone Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1” along with ular quality, with gorgeous tunes and a THE 2020 MASTERWORKS SERIES:
any favors by doing all Beethoven all the Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of great sense of humor.” All concerts being 7:30 p.m. at the Com-
time. We love Beethoven, but it’s import- Paganini” and Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances.”
ant to contextualize the programs to keep Amado can talk about each concert munity Church of Vero Beach, 1901 23rd
them interesting.” “It has the simplest overarching con- with ease and excitement. In fact, he’s so St., Vero Beach. Single tickets begin at $30,
nection, bite-sized pieces,” Amado says. enthused that the board has asked that in subscriptions begin at $90. A pre-concert
Indeed, the Masterworks series in- “With the Rachmaninoff set of variations, addition to his pre-concert chats, he step talk begins 6:45 p.m. (Masterwork con-
cludes works of the classical, romantic you have a tune that gets varied. That’s forward before each individual piece to certs are also held at the Eissey Campus
and modern eras. Because of the size of very much the same with Dvorak, a series speak a bit on each one. Theatre at Palm Beach State College and
the orchestra, all of it comes across as it of events happening one after each other. at the Lyric Theatre of Downtown Stuart).
sounded in the composers’ head, Amado I like putting them with the first sympho- He admits that he hopes it will go well
explains. It’s not too big, nor too small. It’s ny of Beethoven, which is early. He hasn’t and that he doesn’t speak too long. Jan. 7: Masterworks I ‘Variations,’ with
just right. really turned into the Beethoven we all Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1,” Rach-
imagine. He was still in the classical pe- Still, ask him a question such as, “Tell maninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Pa-
“This music is a good fit for our orches- riod. So the formal transgressions he en- me about the Piazzolla work,” and he’ll ganini” featuring Gabriela Martinez, and
tra,” Amado says. “The ACO is not an or- gages in are subtle.” ask you to tell him when you’ve heard Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances.”
chestra that has enough people to play a enough. Piazzolla’s “Aconcagua, Concer-
Mahler symphony. We don’t have 95 peo- All the featured soloists this season to for Bandoneon” will be performed in Feb. 18: Masterworks II ‘Old, New,
ple; we’ve got 45 to 50 people. It’s an or- are women. Roden says that it was not a Masterworks III. “It has a bandoneon, an Borrowed & Blue,’ with Higdon’s “Dance
chestra that Beethoven, Haydn, Mendels- accordion-like instrument,” says Ama- Card,” Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite”
sohn and Schumann would recognize.” and Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto” fea-
turing Elena Urioste.
Past concerts have been so successful
that word about the ACO continues to CONTINUED ON PAGE B6
grow, says executive director Cindy Roden.
“Since David jumped on board (in
2016), we’ve had such great feedback,”
she says. “We have the traditional concert
goer, but we are finding that we are getting
a lot of new, younger faces. We’re seeing
the next generation of concert-goers.”
Amado, who also serves as music direc-
tor of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra,
works for months when selecting a season.
He comes up with a proposal and brings it
to a committee, also checking with Roden
to see if there could be conflicts.
“I stay attentive to the instrumenta-
tion, not picking a Mahler,” he says. “I try
to go a step further and be sensitive to
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The Palm Pointe Boys & Girls Club kids perform their Christmas show for family and CONTINUED FROM PAGE B5
friends last Thursday at Palm Pointe K-8 school in Tradition.
March 3: Masterworks III ‘Rivers &
Mountains,’ with Beethoven’s “Lenore
Overture No. 3,” Piazzolla’s “Aconcagua
Concerto for Bandoneon” featuring Lydia
Kaminska, and Schumann’s “Symphony
No. 3 (Renish).”
April 7: Masterworks IV ‘Strings At-
tached,’ with Wagner’s “Siegfried Idyll,” João
Luiz’s “Concerto for Harp” featuring Bridget
Kibbey, and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7.”
THE 2020 CHAMBER SERIES:
All concerts begin 3 p.m. at the Vero
Beach Museum of Art, 3001 Riverside Dr.,
Vero Beach. Single tickets begin at $35
and series tickets begin at $75; however,
this season’s series is completely sold out.
(Concerts are also held at the Blake Public
Library in Stuart.)
Jan. 25: Concert I, ‘Impressions and Ex-
pressions,’ with works by Takemitsu, Piaz-
zolla, Porter and Debussy.
Feb. 23: Concert II, ‘American Modern-
ism,’ with works by Ives, Barber and Cope-
April 5: Concert III, ‘Bach to Ballet,’ with
works by Ravel, Dohnanyi and Bach, and
featuring dancers from Ballet Vero Beach.
For tickets or for more information, call
772-460-0851 or visit AtlanticClassical-
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The Paula A. Lewis Library will have a the local coastline from that fleet’s wreck. 40% Off Plus
C-47 Skytrain full of local World War II his-
tory touching down on Saturday, Jan. 18, at In 1715 a fleet of 12 ships took off from Free Installation
10:30 a.m. Historian Ronald Frazer, associ- Cuba loaded down with silver, gold and oth-
ate professor at Indian River State College, er treasures. It was heading to Spain where 40% off any order of $1000 or more. 30% off any order of $700 or more. Not valid with any other
will do four lectures at the library in 2020. King Phillip V needed the loot for the whole offer. Free installation with any complete unit order of $500 or more. With incoming order, at time
enterprise of making war. Unfortunately, the of purchase only.
“His first one is World War II and the Trea- fleet was heading to Spain in late July. Yeah,
sure Coast,” said Maureen Gallagher, branch hurricane season. Bedroom Closet
Almost a week into the voyage, a hurri- Laundry Room
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tivity around St. Lucie during World War II. sank not far from shore. There were a lot of Silver II Garage Cabinets
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of the best-known cargo and troop transport Admiral Don Francisco Salmon was one. He Flooring
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Command Warbird Museum in Titusville recovery efforts going. Soon ships and men Call for a free in home design
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Fort Pierce became the training ground for picking to get out in the Caribbean and east-
a new kind of sailor that was needed to fight ern Americas. That attracted pirates such as Follow us
World War II. Black Sam Bellamy and Paulsgrave Williams.
The Navy needed a sailor equipped to On Saturday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m. Fraz-
fight and sabotage on and in the high seas, er will talk about the Seminole Indian Wars.
rivers, or on the beaches. A sailor bold Like every city in Florida with “Fort” in its
enough to go into enemy territory covered name, Fort Pierce was once just that – a mil-
only in swim trunks, armed only with a itary fort.
knife. A sailor who could go onto the French
beaches in the predawn hours to start dis- Back in the 1830s, the U.S. government
mantling Nazi Germany’s Atlantic Wall, so decided to remove the Indians in the young
Allied soldiers could open the Anglo-Amer- Florida Territory and ship them to Okla-
ican Front. What we now call D-Day. homa. By then, most of the Native-Ameri-
cans left in Florida were absorbed into the
The Navy opened the United State Naval emerging Seminole tribe. The governmental
Amphibious Training Base to train those decision sparked the Second Seminole War
new sailors at 3300 North State Road A1A. in 1835. In 1837, Lt. Col Benjamin Pierce
That’s the same address as the National sailed down the Indian River to establish a
Navy UDT-SEAL Museum today. The joint fort, so the government could start issuing
Army-Navy Scouts and Raiders School at land grants to settlers under the Armed Oc-
Fort Pierce during World War II was where cupation Act. Perspective settlers needed
the Navy created its “frogmen” and started the reassurance of nearby military protec-
sailing toward creation of its modern special tion during the Second Seminole War. Fort
warriors, the SEALs. Pierce, a palmetto log structure, was only
around for a few years.
Another group of courageous sailors who
trained in Fort Pierce were the Amphibious Some locals moved in after the Army left,
Attack Boat drivers. About 30,000 arrived in but the former fort burned down in 1843.
St. Lucie to train eight weeks for 12 or more The site is part of the Old Fort City Park in
hours a day around the area beaches and Fort Pierce. The St. Lucie County Regional
inlets. The St. Lucie County Regional His- History Center has artifacts from the fort. Af-
tory Center, 414 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, ter Fort Pierce closed there were still settlers
has in its World War II collection copies of in the area and tensions with the Seminole.
The Mock Up, the local naval training base’s In 1851 Capt. Erastus Capron occupied what
newspaper. was an outpost of Fort Pierce in what is now
St. Lucie Village. That was Fort Capron.
“(Frazer will) describe how the Treasure
Coast was impacted by World War II, the dif- Gallagher said there’re no reservations
ferent training camps and the importance needed for any of the history lectures.
off the Treasure Coast to the war effort,” Gal- They’re free. She suggested getting to the li-
lagher said. brary early for the January talk.
On Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10:30 a.m. Frazer “I suspect the World War II one will be the
will be back at the Lewis library to talk about most popular,” she said.
the 1715 Spanish Treasure Fleet that sunk
near modern-day Vero Beach. That’s how The Paul A. Lewis Branch Library is at
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New Year’s Eve parties have nice ring to them
BY PATRICK McCALLISTER | Correspondent There will be a fire out on the terrace for Payment by credit card will be night on Jan. 1 in Port St. Lucie. American
people to enjoy conversations and celebra- done over the phone. In all, Samoa and Baker Islands are the last plac-
Let’s face it, “2020” has a certain ele- tory cigars. Uh, the cigars are not included. about 125 people can attend es to celebrate the start of 2020.
gance to it. But, of course, dinner will be served. and it’s open to the public.
Celebrating New Year’s Eve and New
And there are classy ways to ring in the “It’s a three-course buffet style dinner,” Creative Catering is at 951 Year’s Day goes back to humanity’s earliest
New Year in St. Lucie West and Tradition. Boyd said. SW Country Club Drive in St. recorded history. Pretty much as long as
Lucie West. we’ve had calendars, people have enjoyed
“We are going to be having a New Year’s Selections include mozzarella and to- celebrating New Years. But, each culture
Eve masquerade ball,” said Karyn Boyd, mato salad, a filet mignon carving station, Tradition, meanwhile, will
event director of Creative Catering at St. carved turkey, butter poached salmon, serve up its annual Family
Lucie Trail Golf Club. scalloped potatoes and asparagus. And, of New Year’s Eve party from 5
course, a variety of desserts. p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec.
The ball will be start on New Year’s Eve 31. The party will include live
at 7 p.m., and wind down at 12:30 a.m. The cocktail bar (cash bar) will be open music, children’s activities and fireworks.
throughout the evening. “We’re also in- The event takes place at Tradition Square
“Masks are optional,” Boyd said. “We do cluding party favors and the midnight by Tradition Town Hall, 10799 SW Civic
hope people will participate. The dress is champagne toast,” Boyd said. Lane. The public is invited to the outdoor
semi-formal for this event.” event.
Tickets, which are going fast, cost $89
When attendees arrive, the elegance will with 20 percent gratuity and tax. The total Internationally, New Year’s Day arrives
begin with valet parking. is just shy of $115. To get tickets, call Cre- first in Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati. That
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had a different New Year’s Day. Having a month the start of the annual calendar. The Culver’s®
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Year’s Day included some nods to Janus, a
Before then Rome had a 304-day calen- god with two faces – one looking forward 2 FOR
dar, which wasn’t working out very well, and the other looking back. The Romans
because the Earth takes a little more than decorated their homes with laurel wreaths, $6
365 days to orbit the sun. Caesar had as- invited friends over and had vivacious par-
tronomers work out a more realistic solar ties. Those traditions hung on after the fall
calendar, and with their advice introduced of the Roman Empire. Later generations of
the months of January and February before church leaders attempted to quash those
the previous first month, March. January’s sorts of celebrations, but New Year’s Eve
namesake, Janus, is the Roman god of be- partying persisted and became the holiday
ginnings, so it made sense to make the new we know today.
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one thing. Organization. One that she will cover at the class is
GoodNotes 5, which is available for the OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Getting some is as easy as showing iPad and iPhone. It’s a system that com-
up with your portable electronics at bines handwriting with digital storage. Located at the St. Lucie Trail Golf Club
Morningside Branch Library this Satur- “From the research I’ve done the peo-
day, Dec. 28, at 2:30 p.m. ple who create digital organizers and DON’T FORGET OUR WEEKLY SPECIAL EVENTS!
sell them on eBay, that’s what they use,
“Organization in general is import- GoodNotes 5.” TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
ant for all New Year’s resolutions,” said TRIVIA EARLY BIRD SPECIALS
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Calendars” to help people tap the pow-
er to tech to get time on their sides. “You By the way, that whole “New Year’s
don’t carry around a large calendar any- resolution” thing – it goes back a ways.
more,” Wilson said. Pretty much as long as we’ve had cal-
endars, people have made rituals for
OK, she confessed that she still uses celebrating New Year’s Day including
paper calendars – in tandem with elec- resolutions. There’s historical evidence
tronic organizers. She said respected that the practice goes back to ancient
paper organizer publishers, such as Babylon if not earlier. There’s not much
Commit30, which makes among other historical evidence about how well
things respected fitness journals, see Babylonians kept their resolutions. Of
where the customers are going. course, they didn’t have smartphones to
help. “The sky is the limit to what you
“Commit30, they actually have a dig- can do with this,” Wilson said.
ital version,” Wilson said. “They’ve ac-
tually started to offer two separate types Sandy Henry-Gordon, the library’s
of calendars.” Paper and electronic. branch supervisor, said electronic cal-
endars have helped her tremendously
Some electronic calendars, planners in an unexpected area – making people
and journals can be customized by feel important. “I use (electronic cal-
users. “What I’m going to do is give a endars) all the time,” she said. “They’re
two-part program about digital organi- very helpful. People think I’m a genius,
zation,” Wilson said. “Part 1 is going to because I remember birthdays.”
be a general brainstorming of what are
your goals. What are you trying to orga- Yep, she programs those into elec-
nize in your brain? What are you trying tronic calendars to remind her to wish
to do?” folks happy birthdays.
She continued, “in the second part Reservations aren’t needed for the
we’ll talk about how to you manifest class. It’s going to be hosted in the li-
that in a digital program.” brary’s largest auditorium, so there’s no
chance anyone will miss out.
Smartphones, of course, come with
calendars. Wilson said those pre-loaded The library is at 2410 SE Morningside
calendars can often do much more than Blvd., Port St. Lucie.
owners realize. But there are other orga-
nization apps out there, too.
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You ‘herd’ it right: Bonz meets his first goats!
Hi Dog Buddies! A sign on the fence said “CAUTION, Nuby. PHOTO: KAILA JONES the cown-ty wanna find out whether us
GOATS AT WORK.” An there WERE: all goats can gobble up enough of these
My final 2019 column was another first sorts of goats, lotsa different colors, Lamone an Enano. Papa Steve rescued us x-odd-ick species to save the native
for me. I’ve innerviewed hundreds of dogs, some with curvy horns. An all busy when we were baby bucklings, 2 weeks old plants. They buh-leeve it’s better than
cats, a rabbit, a parrot, even a zebra. But this munchin’ on the vegetation. A goat with an without our Mother. Papa Steve raised puttin’ a buncha chemi-culls all over the
was the first time I’d ever innerviewed – a a soft golden coat, light colored floppy us from the bottle. Myself an Lamone place or havin’ lotsa humans mow for
goat. I KNOW! Right? ears and a white patch on the tummy shared a bottle, but Enano was always hours when they could be doin’ other
approached us. preferring to have his own. My job title is stuff. We’re tryin’ to, you know, think
A fellow reporter old me about a herd Fence Stress-Tester-in-Chief, principally outside the box.”
of goats working on an Important Indian “Good afternoon. You, I assume, are because I can clear 4-foot-high fences with
River Cown-ty Project, an I thought, what Bonzo-the-Dog, yes?” great ease, an because I’m the most adven- “Makes sense. So, how’s it goin’?”
the Woof! It sounds interesting. Can’t hurt turous, an strongest, which is why I’m the “Check it out,” said Koz, lookin’
to ask. “Yes,” I replied, relieved he spoke a buck herd’s Lead Buck, a quite prominent around at the goats munchin’ away.
dialect I could understand. “And you position, which on occasion Lamone wish- “We’ve been munchin’ our sox off since
After a few calls, I scored an innerview must be Nuby. It’s my pleasure to meet es to challenge.” August. This place used to be wall-to-
with Nuby Slatem, a Nubian Goat, a liddle you.” wall x-odd-icks, so thick with Brazilian
more than 1 year old in human. (I Goo- Lamone, of similar color but more white Peppers you couldn’t be seeing across,
gled and found out that’s a liddle over 5 in “The pleasure is mine,” he replied. splotches, turned from a green leafy branch never mind walking across it. Now look
goat.) We met at his jobsite, an Undisclosed “Oh, an here is coming our goatherd, on which he was snacking. “So says you,” he how clear it is becoming.”
Location in the Boonies, a former citrus Papa Steve.” addressed Nuby, in a teasing sorta way. “You I was impressed.
grove, where he’s in charge of nine fellow know we can go head to head any day of the “Come, meet the rest of the herd,” said
goats. Knowing basically zilch about Goat A tall man came tromping across the week.” Nuby. A couple of black-an-tan goats
Etiquette, I was a liddle nervous. muddy stubblefield, an all 10 goats ran wandered up. “These are Phoenix an Victor.
up to him joyfully, greeting him with bumps “Bring it on, Lamone-head,” replied They’re San Clemente Island goats. And
Me an my assistant parked under some and head butts. He hugged them, picked Nuby. They bumped and nudged each other cousins.”
trees an met a nice lady named Beth, who them up, patted their heads and tumbled briefly. “Afternoon, Dude,” said Victor.
is in charge of the cown-ty project. She led around on the ground with them, by way “Were you aware,” Phoenix asked, “that,
us to the fenced-in work area, about 5 acres, of greeting, I assumed. After all the greeting “We’re best frens,” Nuby explained. “Keep unlike other goats’ cheese, OUR San Clem-
with a big pile of branches and a buncha an tumbling about concluded, Nuby trotted each other on our hooves.” ente goat cheese melts? Cool, right?”
mostly munched-on trees and bushes. back. “What would you be wanting to know, “Why, YES, ab-so-LUTELY!”
Bonzo-the-Dog?” “Tell me about your job,” I suggested. Nuby next introduced Estaban, a brown,
“This land we are calling a conservation black an white bottle baby buckling too
“First, where you’re from, what your job’s area, with wetlands and uplands, where shy to speak, but he gave me a little bump;
all about.” native plants enjoy living. As you might be then came Multicojo an his liddle brother
knowing, certain plants that come here from Beeleebro, from a ranch in Missouri. “We
“I am being one of the three original far-away places do not play well with the were driving 1,000 miles to get these guys,”
goats of our company, InvasErad: myself, natives. They are Brazilian Pepper, Peruvian Nuby explained.
Primrose Willow, Turks’ Turban and other Bruno, a Spaniard, had a Crispy Dog Bis-
PROVIDING EXCELLENCE SINCE 1986 equally tough, rude plants, who are very cuits black, cream an white coat and a face
greedy and taking over the native plants’ that I thought looked like a star, with two
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We at Kelly’s Animal Hospital are the the natural balance.” and a nice pointy nose. Super cool.
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gracefully from atop the hugh pile of sticks. gray coat that looked bunny soft. Nuby saw
• Computerized state of the art facility, Patrick A. Kelly, D.V.M. “That’s where we come in, right Nuby?” me staring. “This is Silvio Azulado,” he said.
with 4 large exam rooms “Exactly, Kozi.” Nuby turned to me. “This “He also has the Devil’s River bloodline.”
is Kozimodrak, the fourth buck in our herd. “Yo, Dog, whatcha lookin’ at?”
• Digital radiography He’s a Spaniard from the Devil’s River blood- Oops. “I was just admiring your very
• Acupuncture line. Very rare.” handsome coat,” I quickly replied.
• Affordable vaccine packages available Kozi gave me a frenly bump. “Hey, Bonzo- Nuby whispered, “The very first day Silvio
• Wellness plans from all stages of life the-Dog, did you know Kozimodrak means joined the herd, he battled it out with the
‘blue goat’ in Czech?” lead bucks, an held his own. Earned their
for dogs & cats. “Why no. No I didn’t.” respect right away.”
• Fully stocked pharmacy “So,” Nuby continued, “we got hired for Heading home, I was still excited that I’d
• In house laboratory which allows us an Important Pilot Project. Miss Beth an ackshully met a herd of goats. I hope their
project’s a big success. Who knew goats
to do most blood- work in house were so Cool Kibbles?
and have results in 30 minutes Till next time,
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OUT TIME FOR THESE
Are you a writer looking for inspiration?
Check out the Port St. Lucie Branch Library’s
four-part seminar for adult writers “Master-
ing the Short Story” on Saturdays in January.
Led by library staff members and writer
Matthew Sanborn Smith, this series starts at
10 a.m. Topics include:
Jan. 4 – Part 1: Getting Ready to Write
Jan. 11 – Part 2: The First Draft
· Jan. 18 – Part 3: Rewriting
Jan. 25 – Part 4: Finishing & Submitting
Smith’s short fiction has appeared on the
science fiction/fantasy website www.Tor.
com, the British science journal Nature,
Apex Magazine, Chizine and Aliterate. He is
an active member of the Science Fiction and
Fantasy Writers of America and is a regularly
invited guest at the International Conference
for the Fantastic in the Arts.
Interested writers can come to one session
or attend all four of these free workshops.
Part of the St. Lucie County Library System, Giving their all to ‘Christmas for Kids’
the Port St. Lucie Branch Library is located Gia Villasanna, 14, and Macy Ernst, 13, above, Nathanial Johnson, above right, and
Tricia Jenkins, right, work with other volunteers to wrap gifts for ‘Christmas for
180 Prima Vista Blvd. For additional infor- Kids’ at the St. Lucie County Fire District last Wednesday. ‘Christmas for Kids,’
through the philanthropic efforts of the St. Lucie County Fire District, donates gifts
mation contact the Port St. Lucie library staff to children through the holiday season.
at 772-871-5450 or visit: www.stlucieco.gov/
library. – CONTRIBUTED
TAKE GUIDED KAYAK PHOTOS: LINDA KLOORFAIN
TOUR AT SAVANNAS
The Conservation Alliance of St. Lucie KALEB LEE HIGHLIGHTS FAIRGROUNDS RODEO & CONCERT
County is excited to host a guided kayak tour
through the Savannas Preserve State Park on The Peter W. Busch Family Foundation is noon of fun-filled activities for the whole open at 3 p.m. with the rodeo scheduled to
Thursday, Jan. 9 at 8 a.m. Experienced volun- proud to announce that Kaleb Lee will per- family. In addition to the featured concert start at 6 p.m.
teer guides will accompany the group. The form at the 2020 Rodeo & Concert on Jan. by Lee, there will be face-painting, corn-
guides are trained in the ecology of the Sa- 18. This is the 14th year in a row that the hole, food, cold beer, bounce houses, an “My father created this annual event as
vannas and have a diverse set of knowledge Busch Foundation has hosted an event at exotic petting zoo, Busch Wildlife Sanctu- a way to give back to the community. It’s a
that they love to share. the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds. ary, a polo demonstration and more. Gates great family event and 100 percent of the
proceeds will be distributed to local non-
$15 per person paid in cash with ex- Lee was a contestant on Season 14 of profits,” said Philip Busch, president of the
act change before tour begins. Benefits the “The Voice,” which airs nationally on NBC. Peter W. Busch Family Foundation.
Friends of Savannas, who support the pres- Superstars Kelly Clarkson and Blake Shel-
ervation, maintenance and interpretation of ton both turned their chairs during his There’s plenty of action-packed fun on
the park. Also the State Park charges a $3 per Blind Audition and Lee ended up on Team slate for the 14th Annual Busch Rodeo &
car admission fee. Blake. After a brief stint there, he went to Concert. Plan now to attend and bring your
Clarkson’s team where he finished in the family. Calf roping, bronco busting, bull
Arrive no later than 8 a.m. to the Kayak/ Top 6. Lee is working on his debut album, riding – you’ll see all this and more. Tickets
Canoe Ramp to sign in, get a life jacket, pad- with executive producer Clarkson, slated are available online at buschrodeo.com or
dle, boat and instruction. for release later this year. visit Okeechobee Feed, Big JohnsFeed and
Western Wear and Audrey’s Feed and Tack
Bring water, sunglasses, hat and sun- The PRCA Rodeo will cap off an after- to purchase your tickets. – CONTRIBUTED
screen (and camera if desired).
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ACROSS 98 Dead Sea killer? 43 Nabokov novel The Washington Post
101 Big Apple sch. 45 Gift, to Gide
1 Gives birth to 103 Flower with hips 47 Case of puppy love COLORIZATION By Merl Reagle
4 Deep breathers? 105 Nogales shout 49 Texas A&M player
9 Creator 106 Cagney classic, 1949 50 Defy openly D O U B L E F E AT U R E :
14 Trumpeter in the park? 110 Fitting quality 51 On edge
18 Hitchcock’s first 113 Day of anticipation 53 “A ___ make an old man CONTEMPORARY ICONS
114 Sound in body November 22 - December 29, 2019
talkie, 1929 115 Cleverly effective young” (Tennyson) LAST DAYS - DON’T MISS!
20 1,760 yards 118 Prelude to dad 54 Certain massage December 26 - 27 - 28 - 29
21 “Yikes!” 55 Towels off
22 Bela Lugosi or dah 56 Anniversary celebration
119 Prelude to Na Na 58 Place
chiller, 1932 120 A Merry Man 63 Willing recipients?
23 Wolfe et al. 122 Word not appearing in this 65 Enlist
24 Candidate for AA 67 Scratched (out),
25 Make a goof puzzle?
26 ___ Jima 124 Karloff-Lugosi as a living
27 “Look what ___!” 68 South American
29 Colorful fish thriller, 1934
31 Wine container 127 TV commercial award constrictor
32 “Brevity is ___ of wit” 128 Lash of westerns 69 Desert hills
34 Whitmore drama, 1964 129 Colorization booster who 70 Icy downpour
37 Sweetish drink 72 Makes, as socks
38 Founder of New York’s Public thought it was going to be a 73 “___ stun”
Theatre 130 Linden and Roach (Kirk order)
41 Abe’s paramour, allegedly 131 Lauder of cosmetics 76 At midnight or so
42 Actress Russo 132 “Long time” followup 79 Wartime president
43 Feel ___ in the air 133 Front or back of a fly 82 Trailblazer Daniel
44 After-shower powder 84 ___ consequence (trivial)
46 Disney subsidiary DOWN 86 Comes together
48 It has a chilling effect 1 Clock parts 87 Resort condo, often
52 Outlawed pesticides 2 Certifies 88 Pilot’s heading: abbr.
53 Glenn Ford drama, 1955 3 Frankie, not Johnny 90 Quite bold
4 “Act your age!” 91 Y. Berra, for one
(with The) 5 Sacrifice 92 Agreeing-to-meet comment
57 Home of St. Francis 6 Retriever, for short 99 Likely
59 “___ partridge ... ” 7 Fvll deck plvs one 100 As ___ a tree
60 The Maharishi, e.g. 8 Word after bob 102 Salt Lake player
61 Austrian artist Schiele 104 The pre-WWI era, La belle
62 “Why me?” sound or dog
64 Slangy private eyes 9 Philippine island ___
66 Finlandia composer 10 L’___ (French for 106 Go and get
68 Words from our sponsors 107 Soft palate projection
71 Fellini film, 1951 32 Across) 108 C.S. Forester’s C
74 Sweltering saison 11 Baryshnikov’s company, 109 Breakable muscle
75 Alert of a sort 111 A series of engagements
77 Impulse once 112 Waited comfortably
78 Did in, as Abel 12 He can’t wait to be 116 Kin of FYI
80 Perfect for the other 117 Teddy alternative
married 121 Lights-out punches
48 Across 13 Middleman’s transaction 123 Chalk it up?
81 “Dewey Defeats Truman” 14 Piglet’s parent 125 Mag. staffers
15 Word not appearing in this 126 Member of the
83 Bible preposition puzzle? under-the-hill gang
85 Orders from headquarters 16 Per ___
89 Chester Morris 17 Zero people
19 Singer Pinza
mystery-comedy, 1941 22 Dog or cat
93 Lane in Metropolis 28 “___ little confused”
94 Moving about 30 Nirvana seeker
95 ___ sauce 33 Bacterial invasion
96 Brigitte’s bridge 35 Take out of the sack
97 Ditto 36 Nut part
39 Big bear?
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14 December 27, 2019 ST. LUCIE VOICE | ST. LUCIE WEST AND TRADITION | GAMES www.stlucievoice.com
THE BIDDING GIVES A PERFECT MAP WEST NORTH EAST
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By Phillip Alder - Bridge Columnist KJ984 7632 Q
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Mitch Hedberg, a comedian, said, “I wanna hang a map of the world in my house. Then I’m 10 7 KQ65 843
gonna put pins into all the locations that I’ve traveled to. But first, I’m gonna have to travel to
the top two corners of the map so it won’t fall down.” SOUTH
It is a well-known risk in bridge — if you make a bid but do not buy the contract, you might A 10 5
have helped an opponent to make his contract. A74
This deal is a good example. How should South proceed in three no-trump after West leads
the diamond queen? Dealer: East; Vulnerable: Both
East’s opening bid showed a respectable seven-card suit and some 6-10 high-card points. The Bidding:
South, assuming his partner had some values, took a shot at three no-trump.
SOUTH WEST NORTH EAST OPENING
The opening lead made it plain that the spades were 7-0, and that East had not put a club 3 NT Pass Pass 3 Spades
among his spades! Even so, South still had only eight top tricks: one spade, one heart, two Pass LEAD:
diamonds and four clubs. From where was a ninth winner coming? Q Diamonds
The answer was spades, but only if declarer could first extract all of East’s cards in the other
South ducked the first trick, took the diamond continuation on the board and led a heart.
When East played the queen, declarer ducked again. West overtook with his king and led
a third diamond. However, declarer won with his ace, cashed the heart ace and ran the
clubs, bringing everyone down to three cards. North, East and South all had spades. When
dummy’s jack was led, East covered with the queen, and South played low from his hand to
leave East endplayed.
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IN GOLF, MAY THE FEELING OF THE FORCE BE WITH YOU KEVIN’S
Golf is such a wonderful game, but it is No. 4 in the sequence of things to learn. weight of the barrel of the bat, and they To initiate the swinging
also an amazingly difficult and unforgiv- Understanding ball flight, proper set-up wholeheartedly confirm that they have motion, you technically
ing one. It has amazing highs and bitter and a proper grip are the first three. The great feel and awareness of the weight of have to create a push/
lows. To help you navigate its many per- clubhead is the heaviest part of the club, barrel of the bat. friction through your
ils and challenges, you must have some so it should be very easy to feel. Remem- feet into the ground
fundamental keys and cues to help you ber, it is the clubhead that must strike the 2. Feel the weight of your arms, shoul- and, at the same time,
along the journey. I believe a great cue ball, so you must have, at the very least, a ders and chest: Again, body awareness is the movement of your By Kevin Perkins
to help you play better is found in a won- subconscious awareness of the clubhead, critical to feeling the force. Your arms rep- ankles, knees and hips
derful golf cliché coined by the great golf and at times under great stress and pres- resent approximately 15 percent of your encourages this. However, you may feel
instructor Bob Toski. He said, “You must sure even a conscious awareness of the body weight. Relax, and let your arms that this movement is initiated through
feel the force, and stop forcing the feel.” weight of the clubhead. Believe me, if you swing and begin to feel the outward pull the upper body’s swinging force. The im-
are going to strike a nail with a hammer, of the swinging action. Also, allow your portant thing here is to feel a nice transfer
Let’s unpack that saying in more de- you must feel the weight of the hammer shoulders to turn and pick up the rhythm of rhythm, force and motion between the
tail and give you a number of “Kures” to become efficient at finding the nail. It of the swinging action, along with the upper and lower bodies. Allow the upper
to help you really appreciate and feel its is a sensitivity and awareness of the ob- chest turning in concert with the swing- and lower bodies to work with each other,
meaning: ject you are swinging, which allows you ing arms and turning shoulders. You will resulting in a beautiful, smooth, swing-
to become good at directing force to the then be tapped into the swinging force ing force that has great pace and passes
1. Feel the weight of the clubhead: ball successfully. I have often asked pro- and so many nice things will happen as a force and rhythm easily from one part of
One of the most important things to feel fessional baseball players if they feel the result of a natural swinging force. the body to the next.
as a golfer is the weight of the clubhead.
In order of importance, is it probably 3. Feel your connection to the ground:
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